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Veronica
Verónica is 23 years old and originally from a town called La Mesa where the main business activity is cultivating poinsettias for the holiday season in December. Doña Verónica cultivates ornamental flowers and medicinal plants such as rue (an evergreen shrub), mint, thyme, chamomile, wormwood, and many others. She has been in this business for approximately two years.


Verónica will use this loan to buy fertilizers, insecticides, soil, and pots. She says that she acquires her pots in the city of Morelia Michoacán and the fertilizers in Zitacuaro. Verónica sells her plants from her nursery which has become well-known in her community. Sometimes she sells at the central supply depot in Zitacuaro. She says that one of her siblings taught her how to grow flowers and medicinal plants that sell well in the community.


Doña Verónica is married to Sr. Lucio, who is a day laborer, and they have a six year old daughter who is in elementary school. Her goals for her business are to cultivate other types of flowers and sell them in other states within Mexico.

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Verónica tiene 23 años ella es originaria de una localidad llamada la Mesa donde su principal actividad económica es el cultivo de la flor de Noche Buena para la temporada de diciembre. Doña Verónica se dedica al cultivo de flores de ornato y cultivo de plantas medicinales como ruda, hierbabuena, tomillo, manzanilla, maistra y muchas otras más. Ella tiene con ese negocio aproximadamente 2 años, doña Verónica comprara con el préstamo que le esta otorgando la financiera fertilizantes, insecticidas, tierra y macetas. Comenta que las macetas las compra en la cuidad de Morelia Michoacán y los fertilizantes los compra en Zitacuaro. Ella vende sus plantas en su vivero ya que es muy conocido en su comunidad y aveces sale a vender a la central de abastos de Zitacuaro. Ella dice que uno de sus hermanos fue que le enseño a cultivar ese tipo de flores y plantas medicinales ya que son muy bien vendidas en la comunidad, doña Verónica esta casada con el señor Lucio el cual es jornalero y tienen una niña de 6 años de edad la cual estudia la primaria. La meta que tiene con su negocio es cultivar otro tipo de flores y venderlas en otros estados del país.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Veronica to purchase fertilizers, insecticides, soil, and pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2011
Listed
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2011